Magic Mile To Host NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour on Saturday, July 15
Race Advance by Souza Media
MILFORD, Conn. – The annual NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour trip to New Hampshire Motor Speedway is set for this Saturday, July 15. Doug Coby and the Tommy Baldwin Racing, Mayhew Tools team will return to the 1.058-mile oval looking to improve on their run at the track last year. In the 2022 event, Coby finished seventh after some mid-race issues forced him to charge from the back of the pack.
In 36 New Hampshire starts, Coby does have four wins, with the most recent coming in 2016. The track produces one of the top races of the year for the Whelen Modified Tour - with drafting a major player in the winner, while most times, the race comes down to the final few feet before the winner is decided.
Coby is looking to get back to Victory Lane for the second time this season on the Whelen Modified Tour. His first victory was at Monadnock Speedway back in May.
“Racing at New Hampshire has changed a lot in the last couple of years because it’s a lot more difficult to put yourself in position to be there with a chance to win,” Coby said. “A lot of people are changing their strategies and refining their stuff to be there. Some of them are more willing to shuffle you out for fourth or fifth with 15 laps to go… you just have to have a car that can pull out of line and make passes. It comes down to having a good car and doing the best you can to put yourself in a good spot for the final laps.”
The New Hampshire Motor Speedway events are set for two-days, with practice and qualifying for the Mohegan Sun 100 on Friday and the main event on Saturday evening. The race will air live on FloRacing.TV at 6 p.m., just after the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday.
For more information on Coby and the Mayhew Tools team, visit DougCobyRacing.com and follow the team on Facebook.
ABOUT MAYHEW TOOLS
Founded in 1856, Mayhew Tools is the oldest punch and chisel manufacturer in the United States, growing their extensive professional grade, American made product line to include pry bars, pneumatics, cable ties, and more. In 2020, the company extended their product line to include a complete line of dual drive and socket bits and sets. Serving the Industrial, Automotive, Hardware, and Construction industries, Mayhew’s premium hand tools are sold globally through an extensive distributor network. For more information, contact Mayhew Tools at 800.872.0037 or visit Mayhew.com.
ABOUT DOUG COBY
Racing for more than 25 years, Doug Coby is a six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion and one of the top short-track drivers to come from the state of Connecticut. Coby is a two-time champion at Stafford Motor Speedway, where he built his resume competing in the Late Models, Pro Stocks and SK Modifieds. Coby won his first tour championship in 2012, and followed it up by scoring four straight titles between 2014-2017, and another in 2019. In 2020, Coby opened his own team — Doug Coby Racing — scoring his first win as owner/driver. In 2021, Coby won the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) event at Stafford Motor Speedway, besting top drivers from across a variety of racing disciplines, including Tony Stewart, Bill Elliott and Helio Castroneves. He also made his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut in 2021 with GMS Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway. In 2022, Coby won three races with Tommy Baldwin Racing as part of a part-time effort on the Whelen Modified Tour. In 2023, he will pilot the No. 7NY for Tommy Baldwin Racing full-time on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to chase a seventh title.